Cabinet

  • News 360: Ghulam Nabi Azad defends his move to sack Keshav Desiraju 28-02-2014 09:21 PM

    Two days after former health secretaries and bureaucrats wrote a letter to Prime Minister regarding the transfer of health secretary Keshav Desiaju, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was forced to defend his move. Azad wrote a letter to Cabinet Secretary and said Azad said Desiraju's approach has been a...
  • Telangana Bill: We will not let House function, says Rajagopal 04-02-2014 07:34 PM

    The Telangana draft Bill and the Cabinet note on Telangana are likely to be brought before Cabinet on February 6. Congress leader from Seemandhra, Lagadapati Rajagopal said, "By Wednesday morning if we don't hear from the Congress high command about calling off this decision, we will not let the House...
  • Watch: Discussion on AAP's trust vote in Delhi Assembly 02-01-2014 03:08 PM

    It's D-Day for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he faces the vote of confidence in the Assembly on Thursday which the Aam Aadmi Party government is likely to sail through with the support of eight Congress MLAs and the lone Janata Dal United legislator. ...
  • Cabinet clears draft Bill on Telangana with 10 districts 06-12-2013 09:28 AM

    It seems Telangana is one step closer to statehood as the Cabinet has cleared the draft bill on its formation. But the Cabinet has withdrawn the proposal to add two Rayalaseema districts to the new state. The other sticking point was Hyderabad, which will be the joint capital for 10...
  • Four Union Ministers resign over Telangana issue 04-10-2013 09:30 PM

    A day after the Cabinet approved the formation of Telangana, four ministers hailing from Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh have quit the Union Council of Ministers. Union Ministers Chiranjeevi, Pallam Raju, Kotla S Reddy and KS Rao have submitted their resignation papers over the issue. ...
  • Telangana: Is a divided Andhra in the interest of the nation? 03-10-2013 10:05 PM

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai talked to Telangana Rashtriya Samiti MLA KT Rama Rao over the Cabinet approval for Telangana and making Hyderabad as the joint capital for both Telangana and Seemandhra for 10 years. ...
  • The Last Word: Is Rahul Gandhi the supreme leader of Congress? 03-10-2013 09:35 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday defended his explosive outburst against the ordinance to protect convicted politicians but admitted that the words that he used to lambast the Cabinet decision may have been too strong. While defending the Cabinet's decision to withdraw ordinance on convicted legislators, Rahul said, "I...
  • News 360: Telangana approved by Cabinet, Hyderabad to be joint capital for 10 years 03-10-2013 09:07 PM

    The Union Cabinet cleared the Telangana note sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday. With this a 50-year-old fight for Telangana reaches its logical end. Both Telangana and Seemandhra will share Hyderabad as a joint capital for the next 10 years. ...
  • Backtracking ordinance on convicted legislators raises question on PM's sanctity: NCP 03-10-2013 06:47 PM

    Agriculture Minister and Congress ally NCP chief Sharad Pawar said decision of backtracking on the ordinance on shielding convicted legislators raised questions on the sanctity of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. "Making a decision and then taking it back is not good. People may lose faith in the government,"...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 02-10-2013 11:33 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • I am not upset, not happy either: Farooq Abdullah after withdrawal of ordinance 02-10-2013 11:30 PM

    National Conference chief and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that he is neither happy nor upset on the withdrawal of the ordinance on convicted legislators, which was passed by the Cabinet on September 24. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to withdraw the ordinance after Congress Vice President...
  • Is public pressure forcing political parties to change their stand on ordinance on convicted MPs? 26-09-2013 11:19 PM

    The UPA government is finding itself isolated and cornered as most of the political parties have termed the ordinance unconstitutional. There is also dissenting notes within the Congress over its timing. The government is facing the wrath of the public for passing an ordinance on convicted legislators, which allows convicted...
  • Ordinance gives relief to convicted politicians: Has UPA sent the wrong message? 24-09-2013 11:30 PM

    The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared an ordinance which allows convicted amd jailed MPs and MLAs to contest elections. The ordinance is a reversal of the Supreme Court judgement that had not only disqualified lawmakers convicted of offences with 2 years or more in jail but also also barred from...
  • JDU welcomes ordinance protecting convicted legislators to contest polls 24-09-2013 08:29 PM

    JDU leader Sabir Ali has hailed the new ordinance passed by the Cabinet and said it will give justice to people who have been prevented from fighting elections. Ali also thought the judgement passed by the Supreme Court is vague as it made the conviction of politicians easy. ...
  • People must oppose ordinance cleared by the govt to save convicted MPs, MLAs: Kiran Bedi 24-09-2013 08:27 PM

    As the Cabinet has passed an ordinance which brings relief for the convicted MPs, MLAs, Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has said that people must oppose the government's move. ...
  • People slam ordinance to shield convicted MPS, MLAs 24-09-2013 07:45 PM

    The Union Cabinet on Tuesday cleared an ordinance which allows convicted amd jailed MPs and MLAs to contest elections. The ordinance is a reversal of the Supreme Court judgement that had not only disqualified lawmakers convicted of offences with 2 years or more in jail but also also barred from...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 21-08-2013 11:15 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Dabholkar murder: Is there a climate of intolerance in Maharashtra? 21-08-2013 11:12 PM

    A day after Dr Narendra Dabholkar, who was running an anti-superstition movement in Maharashtra and had even drafted a bill for the purpose in the late 1990s, was shot dead in Pune by two motorcycle-borne assailants when he was out for a morning walk, Maharashtra Chief Minster Prithviraj Chavan alleged...
  • News 360: Maharashtra Cabinet clears anti-superstition ordinance a day after Dabholkar's murder 21-08-2013 09:15 PM

    A day after the murder of prominent rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar in Pune, the Maharashtra Cabinet has cleared the anti-black magic and superstition ordinance. Dabholkar had been campaigning for this legislation for over a decade. ...
  • The Last Word: Are politicians right in demanding special status in terms of the RTI act as well as election laws? 02-08-2013 11:47 PM

    The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the proposal to keep political parties out of the Right to Information Act ambit. ...
  • News 360: Cabinet clears proposal to keep political parties out of RTI ambit 01-08-2013 09:41 PM

    If the ordinance to amend the RTI Act is passed by Parliament, political parties will no longer be answerable to RTI queries. ...
  • Cabinet clears Rs 64,000 crore proposal for a new Indo-China border unit 18-07-2013 09:33 AM

    The Cabinet has cleared Rs 64,000 crore proposal for raising a new China oriented mountain strike corps. The corps is tasked for the defence of the east where intrusions by the Chinese troops are on the rise. It will take nearly seven years to raise and will comprise of three...
  • Watch: Congress, BJP spar over Food Security ordinance 05-07-2013 10:45 AM

    The Congress and the BJP were in war of words over the Food Security ordinance after the Cabinet approved it. BJP MP Piysuh Goyal accused the government of creating only acts and not acting. ...
  • Food Security Bill: An election game changer or a waste of public money? 04-07-2013 11:54 PM

    The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the contentious Food Security ordinance despite resistance from the Opposition and UPA allies. ...
  • Is the Food Bill economically viable? 03-07-2013 11:00 PM

    Despite opposition from key ally, NCP leader and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, the UPA government on Wednesday cleared the Food Security ordinance at a Cabinet meet. ...
  • Watch: BJP, SP, Left oppose Food Security ordinance 03-07-2013 03:30 PM

    The Cabinet is expected to take up the proposed Food Security ordinance on Wednesday. Sources also say the cabinet might take a call on a special session of Parliament to pass the National Food Security Bill. The opposition have opposed the move of the government. ...
  • Hiking gas price was necessary, says Chidambaram 28-06-2013 03:02 PM

    In a press conference held a short while ago, the Union Finance Minister has said that hiking gas prices was necessary. He also said Cabinet has approved the draft affadavit proposed by the GoM for greater autonomy of the CBI. ...
  • Watch: Many stranded in Uttarakhand's Himalayan tsunami 23-06-2013 12:34 PM

    The death toll in Uttarakhand floods has reached 1000 and continues to rise. It is a race against time now to save thousands who are still stranded in the valley before the heavy rains that are expected in less than 24 hours. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Bad weather halts rescue operations 23-06-2013 09:14 AM

    Rescue work at ground moving slowly due to rain and threat of fresh landslides looms large. ...